Shahasi Y. Athman

Shahasi Y.  Athman

BSc (UoN),Kenya; MSc (Gent), Belgium; PhD (UP), South Africa


Tele: +256-776979630/+256-752254664

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Research Interests:

  • Tropical nematology
  • Climate smart pest and disease management strategies
  • Climate change effects on plant-pathogen interactions
  • Application of tissue culture techniques in crop improvement
  •  Learner-centered teaching methods

Supervision: Currently supervising two undergraduate BSc. Biotechnology students and Co-supervising one MSc. Student.


  • Plant Pathology
  • Molecular defense mechanisms in plants
  • Plant propagation and production
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Laboratory and field techniques in nematology